Lehman Brother’s is out with their annual "10 Uncommon Values" portfolio.

This year’s list:

Allstate (ALL)
Applied Materials (AMAT)
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)
Dell (DELL)
Dow Jones (DJ)
Freddie Mac (FRE)
Microsoft (MSFT)
Pfizer (PFE)
Phelps Dodge (PD)
Wal-Mart (WMT)

The list comes from the best bottom-up picks of Lehman’s 89 equity analysts. Lehman’s website notes: "In its 56-year history, the 10 Uncommon Values Portfolio has significantly
outperformed the S&P 500 Index."

Dow Jones that the firm says the portfolio has outperformed the S&P 500 73% of the time, and delivered a 14.3% average annual return vs the S&P’s 8.2%.

There is actually an ETF Index for this: UVI

Here’s how its been doing:
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Not too shabby

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3 Responses to “Lehman ’10 Uncommon Values’ Picks”

  1. Anon says:

    Hi Barry, thanks for the great blog, and the apprentice investor series. To the best of my ability, I don’t believe there’s actually an ETF for Lehman’s 10 Uncommon Values Picks. ^UVI is an Index, from what I see:


    Have a good one.

  2. jjr says:

    What I’d like to know is what exactly is uncommon about those stocks? Sure looks like a list of some of the most widely held stocks available.

  3. Le Chat says:

    Thanks for your insight! I hope you don’t mind that I cite your Fubon posting.